UK & US Songwriting Charts (21 April – 6 May 2017)

27 April, 2017 in News

Kendrick Lamar DAMN

Kendrick Lamar: DAMN takes the charts by storm on both sides of the Atlantic

We list the week’s top songwriters behind the biggest hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart

Well that’s a first. We’ve seen the artist/songwriter behind a best-selling debut take over the US songwriting chart before. We’ve even seen other songwriters involved in the album find placement among the Top 20. But we’ve never seen both the artist/songwriter and associated collaborators take over the top four positions on the chart the way Kendrick Lamar and his songwriters have this week.

With Lamar sitting at No 1, DAMN songwriters Mark Spears, Anthony Tiffith, and Michael Williams II debut with him in second, third, and fourth, respectively. Dacoury Natche joins them at No 10, meaning half of the Top 10 songwriters of the week stem from Lamar’s debut album.

US Songwriting Chart (6 May 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 KENDRICK LAMAR DUCKWORTH DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Fear – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Duckworth – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Blood – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Goosebumps – Travis Scott
2 MARK SPEARS Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
3 ANTHONY TIFFITH Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Blood – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
4 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Humble – Kendrick Lamar
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
5 LELAND WAYNE Bounce Back – Big Sean
Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
6 QUAVIOUS MARSHALL Good Drank – 2 Chainz & Gucci Mane & Quavo
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
Congratulations – Post Malone (ft. Quavo)
7 AUBREY GRAHAM Gyalchester – Drake
Passionfruit – Drake
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
No Frauds – Nicki Minaj, Drake, & Lil Wayne
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
8 SYMERE WOODS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
9 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – The Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
10 DACOURY NATCHE Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
11 JUSTIN TRANTER Believer – Imagine Dragons
Issues – Julia Michaels
Heavy – Linkin Park (ft. Kiiara)
Cold – Maroon 5 (ft. Future)
12 KYLE HARVEY & MILES MCCOLLUM iSpy – KYLE (ft. Lil Yachty)
13 RAMÓN RODRIQUEZ & LUIS FONSEY Despacito – Luis Fonsi (ft. Daddy Yankee)
14 BRYAN SIMMONS XO Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi Vert
15 JOSHUA LUELLEN Mask Off – Future
Both – Gucci Mane (ft. Drake)
Tunnel Vision – Kodak
16 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Now Or Never – Halsey
Issues – Julia Michaels
17 KIARA CEPHUS Slide – Calvin Harris (ft. Frank Ocean & Migos)
T-Shirt – Migos
Bad And Boujee – Migos (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)
18 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
19 ED SHEERAN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
20 LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA How Far I’ll Go – Auli’i Cravalho

Every track charting on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week is given a point value, which is then split equally among the songwriters listed for each, and then ranked in order of those totals.

UK Songwriting Chart (21 April 2017)


RANK SONGWRITER SONG – ARTIST
1 ED SHEERAN Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel (Paean) – Ed Sheeran
What Do I Know – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
2 KENDRICK LAMAR Humble – Kendrick Lamar
DNA – Kendrick Lamar
Blood – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Fear – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Duckworth – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
3 BENJAMIN LEVIN Castle On The Hill – Ed Sheeran
Happier – Ed Sheeran
Dive – Ed Sheeran
New Man – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Bibia Be Ye Ye – Ed Sheeran
Issues – Julia Michaels
Run Up – Major Lazer ft. PartyNextDoor & Nicki Minaj
4 AUBREY GRAHAM Passionfruit – Drake
Blem – Drake
Fake Love – Drake
Gyalchester – Drake
Madiba Riddim – Drake
KMT – Drake (ft. Giggs)
No Long Talk – Drake (ft. Giggs)
Portland – Drake (ft. Quavo & Travis Scott)
Get It Together – Drake (ft. Jorja Smith & Black Coffee)
5 JOHNNY MCDAID What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Eraser – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
Hearts Don’t Break Around Here – Ed Sheeran
6 MICHAEL WILLIAMS II Humble – Kendrick Lamar
DNA – Kendrick Lamar
7 MARK SPEARS Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Feel – Kendrick Lamar
Element – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
8 ANTHONY TIFFITH Blood – Kendrick Lamar
Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Pride – Kendrick Lamar
Love – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari)
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
9 DISCIPLES On My Mind – Disciples
10 INA WROLDSEN Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
Places – Martin Solveig & Inoa Wroldsen
11 J HUS Did You See? – Drake
12 MICHAEL OMARI Big For Your Boots – Stormzy
13 RORY GRAHAM Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Skin – Rag’n’Bone Man
14 ANDREW TAGGART Paris – Chainsmokers
The One – Chainsmokers
Something Just Like This – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Closer – Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
15 AMMAR MALIK Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Symphony – Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson
New Man – Ed Sheeran
16 NANA ROGUES Passionfruit – Drake
17 FOY VANCE What Do I Know? – Ed Sheeran
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Barcelona – Ed Sheeran
Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
18 DACOURY NATCHE Yah – Kendrick Lamar
Lust – Kendrick Lamar
God – Kendrick Lamar
Loyalty – Kendrick Lamar (ft. Rihanna)
XXX – Kendrick Lamar (ft. U2)
19 JAMIE HARTMAN Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
20 MARTIN PICANDET Places – Martin Solveig & Ina Wroldsen

Every track charting on the UK’s Official Singles Chart for the week is given a point value, which is then split equally among the songwriters listed for each, and then ranked in order of those totals.


Royalty Exchange logo The Hot Hitmakers chart is repurposed with kind permission of Royalty Exchange, the online music royalties marketplace – royaltyexchange.com

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